Esplanade Presents | da:ns festival
Rasas – Ronggeng
Ronggeng, also known as joget, is a couple dance with a quick tempo, reflecting the playful teasing between the dancers. While it is thought that this dance tradition originated from Java, the form has travelled around the Malay archipelago and is now accepted as one of the five traditional forms in the Singapore Malay dance context. Traditionally, a ronggeng performance is accompanied by a rebana (a type of Malay drum) and a violin or accordion, to provide the melody.
Its lively spirit ensures that ronggeng is performed at celebratory social functions such as weddings and circumcision ceremonies.
Established in 1955, Sriwana has the honour of being the oldest Malay performing arts group in Singapore. It has served as the training ground for many Singapore Malay dance practitioners, and it is committed to providing a fresh expression to the embedded traditional practices of the Malay performing arts.
About da:ns festival
To all dance lovers and those curious, Esplanade’s da:ns festival invites you to fall in love with dance through a full-hearted celebration of movement this October. With powerful performances from around the world, exciting new creations and a wide range of opportunities to learn different kinds of dance, this 11-day festival will open your mind, lift your spirit and get your body moving.More details Less details
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